FEB 23 - Florida At Kentucky Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

Florida At Kentucky Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

Written by on February 23, 2017

The beginning of spring is almost upon us, which means we have very few winter weekends remaining in which we can legitimately stay indoors. If you plan on staying home this weekend, you are in for a treat. The college basketball regular season is starting to wind down, giving teams very few opportunities to improve their ranking heading into the tournament. There will be a real opportunity for one team to make a move this Saturday, as the #13 ranked Florida Gators will be on the road to face the #11 ranked Kentucky Wildcats. We are looking at a bit of a revenge type scenario here, as the Wildcats will be looking to wash away the bad taste of the 88-66 hammering they took at the hands of the Gators in their earlier meeting this season. This game may also serve as the tie-breaker atop the SEC, with both of these teams sharing identical records overall and in conference play. There is a lot at stake here, so this is one game that you are definitely going to want to tune in to. Find the latest NCAAB betting odds here.

In Depth Analysis On The Florida Gators At Kentucky Wildcats Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, February 25 at 2 PM EST Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington TV: CBS Live Stream: CBS Sports Network NCAAB Odds: TBA  
 

Why bet on the Florida Gators

The Gators are coming into this game on a 9-game winning streak that has saw them move slowly but surely up the national rankings. Included in this run was an 88-66 win over these same Kentucky Wildcats, and you also need to consider that the Gators have the best road record (8-2) of any team in the SEC. In fact, of the 9 wins that they have posted on this current run, 5 of them have come away from home. A win here would almost certainly vault the Gators into a top 10 position and put them in a spot where they have a more favorable draw in the tournament. That is itself should serve as inspiration for a solid effort.

Why bet on the Kentucky Wildcats

There has been a lot of talk about the beating that Florida put on Kentucky last time out, but that came at a time when the Wildcats were going through a rough patch, losing 3 of 4 during that stretch.  They appear to have come out of that slump, and will be coming into this game on a 5-game winning streak, albeit all against unranked opponents. The one thing that really plays in the favor of the Wildcats in this one is the home court advantage, as they have put together a 13-2 record in their own building this season. It’s also worth noting that they are 9-6 ATS in their own building.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This looks to me like a game that is set to go all the way down to the wire, with a buzzer beater win a very distinct possibility. I have to give the home court edge to the Wildcats in this one.

Florida Gators 72 Kentucky Wildcats 74